CNA Newsroom, Sep 19, 2022 / 07:24 am
As millions across the United Kingdom and the whole world today witness the final farewell for Queen Elizabeth II, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have released statements, made comments, and issued pastoral letters about the death of Her Majesty.
The Catholic archbishop of Westminster and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales paid a strong personal tribute to the queen.
“Our prayer is that she is now received into the merciful presence of God, there to be reunited with her beloved Prince Philip. This is the promise of our faith, and our deep consolation,” Cardinal Vincent Nichols said in a statement published by the Catholic Church of England and Wales upon the news from Buckingham Palace that the queen had died peacefully at Balmoral Castle Sept. 8.